When you go to a nail salon for a pedicure, you look forward to bringing home 10 beautifully polished nails. What you probably don’t expect is a foot or toenail problem like a fungal infection from a salon with less-than-acceptable sanitation procedures.
Remember – you are the customer! You have the right to make sure that proper sanitary procedures are followed, for your health and safety. Just think about a similar situation if you visit a restaurant that had failed food safety inspections. Would you eat there?
Before even leaving your home for a salon visit, read online reviews and avoid those businesses with poor ratings in sanitation.
At your chosen salon:
Try to get an early appointment when the salon equipment is cleanest. Wear your own flip-flops and, if you have them, bring your own pedicure instruments. Remember not to shave your legs for 24 hours before your appointment.
You may, despite all your precautions, take home a skin or toenail fungus. These fungi are very contagious. You’ll notice redness, itching or pain anywhere on your feet or toenails.
Whether a nail infection or other foot problem, please contact us with any concerns.
For any fungal infection or any type of foot or ankle pain,, call us. Foot pain is not normal! If you have pain from bunions or any other foot or ankle condition or have suffered any type of foot injury, please call Dr. Christopher M. Funk, Dr. Bradley A. Whitaker or Dr. Peter C. Merrill at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists. Our professional staff offers expert podiatry services at three Pima County offices: Tucson, Oro Valley and Green Valley. Please call us today at (520) 575-0800 to schedule your appointment.